Binary Beer "smart" kegs

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  1. mtb

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    Interesting.

    I hope it survives the brutal life of a commercial keg.
     
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    Saw it yesterday, curious to know how it tracks volume. Fairly vacuous web content, sadly so still don't know how.
     
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    From reading that article, it does it by listening to the tone of a tap that the unit produces.

     
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    Oh, thanks, AFR is different content, hadn't seen it until now and was referring to the project's content.
    The tracking/ loss prevention purpose might be alarming to prospective home brewers eyeing off a new keggle, but it doesn't look that sturdy either.
     
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    I would expect that the release version would have a more robust external casing that is tamper resistant (by the looks of it you could just take the top off and remove the battery)
     
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    I wonder if these will become available for home Brewers? If they can get the algorithm right to tell when kegs are almost empty it would be awesome.

    It seems like this project might be why the pourtal hasn't progressed!
     
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    Maybe I should acquaint them with my sure fire method of checking keg levels.

    Open Kegmate
    Leave door open 5 minutes
    View condensation line on cornie.
     
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    Some stock (sheep/cattle) watering tanks have a float on the inside (goes up and down with water level) attached to a flag on the outside so you can just drive past and see where the tank is at (how high or low the flag is and hence water level) without having to get out and fk about.

    bit trickier on a pressure vessel though I imagine..
     
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    How the unit works is part of the IP, needless to say this will have a massive impact on asset tracking.
     
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    How big a cost is this to breweries? I guess the potential cost of poorly handled beer being served and the impact on reputation and brand is hard to calculate but stolen kegs would be known you would think.
     

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